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The Champenois have long understood that their wines go hand-inhand
with exciting moments, and our fair capital city o� ers more than
its fair share of sparkling adventures. Here's our baker's dozen to try
Fizz and fast food
Some people take Champagne far too seriously. Others see
it for what it really is - a divine drink, t for any occasion,
highbrow or lowbrow - that simply adds fun to proceedings.
Bubbledogs understands this perfectly, and has created a
hip joint for crowds to come and indulge in a wide range of
Champagne and… hot dogs. The team certainly doesn't take
it too seriously, and merely wants guests to come, get stuck
in and have a good time. Try Champagne Gaston Chiquet
Selection Brut - available by the glass - alongside the BLT, a
hotdog with bacon, lettuce and tru e mayonnaise. The dog's
spice and tru e notes have a magical e ect on the Chiquet.
Bubbledogs, 70 Charlotte Street, London, W1T 4QG;
020 7637 7770
DIVE IN AT THE CONNAUGHT
The Connaught's Champagne Room is a real
treasure for � zz lovers. A calm hideaway in the
heart of the hotel, this tiny bar boasts a bighitting
list of rare cuvées and older vintages,
including Bollinger RD (recently disgorged)
1973 for £995. It's the only place in the world
where you can enjoy Krug's sensational Clos du
Mesnil by the glass, which will set you back a
cool £180. While you sip, look up through the
glass roof at the elegant diver sculpture, about
to plunge into the bubbles below.
The Connaught, Carlos Place, London,
W1K 2AL; 020 7499 7070
Incredible scenery calls for brilliant bubbly, and the team behind The View from the Shard
certainly appreciate this, o ering Lanson at London's highest Champagne bar.
Wandering around the outdoor viewing gallery on the 72nd oor with a glass in hand, watching
the birds circle below you, a sense of peace descends. On a clear day, head up at sunset, when
the view of the surrounding landscape stretches out for miles in every direction.
The View from the Shard, Joiner Street, London, SE1 9QU; 0844 499 7111
Drink while the
sun comes up at 24hour
Duck & Waffl e
- be sure to order
a bottle before last
orders for alcohol
are taken at 3am.
London, EC2N 4AY;
020 3640 7310